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TRIBUTE TO A GREAT RUNNER STEVE PREFONTAINE. Facts about Pre Full Name: Steven Roland Prefontaine Born: January 25, 1951 From: Coos Bay, Oregon Best Known.

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1 TRIBUTE TO A GREAT RUNNER STEVE PREFONTAINE

2 Facts about Pre Full Name: Steven Roland Prefontaine Born: January 25, 1951 From: Coos Bay, Oregon Best Known for: Incredible all-out distance running College: University of Oregon Died: Of a car accident on May 30, 1975 Awards: At time of death he held the American record in the 5 distance events from the 2000 meter to the 10,000 meter.

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5 Pre’s Famous Quotes “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” “You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self- satisfaction and a sense of achievement. “

6 Pre’s Memorial Oregon

7 More Pre Facts Olympics: Competed in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. Coach: Bill Bowerman (co-founder of Nike shoe company) Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine at age 19. Buried at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay, Oregon. One of America’s greatest running legends EVER.

8 Legacy Steve Prefontaine has been an incredible role model for me for my entire running career. I have watched both movies about his life and read a book about his life. Pre has been a huge inspiration for me, and others,and I suggest you read more about him!

9 Works Cited Steve Prefontaine. (2008, November 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:30, November 5, 2008, from efontaine&oldid= efontaine&oldid=


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